Cashew Cacao Ghosts

October 23rd, 2012 · Lisa · raw, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet, vegan mofo · Comments

I’ll be serving up awesome dishes from the menu of my imaginary vegan B&B all month long.

Yesterday I tried to impress you with my maple magic. The crisp sweet brittle spotted with pumpkin seeds was meant to stay in your mind forever as a reminder of this special time we spent together in October, 2012.

Just in case you’re not that into razzle dazzle today I went with a different approach. A gentle gesture to show you that I was thinking of you. I added three tiny treats to your afternoon tea tray, because you have brought so much sweetness into my life.

Thank you for the kind comments, the smiles and the reassurance that I’m the best fictional B&B operator ever.

A warm cup of spiced tea and these half-pint haunts is the perfect way to kick-off the week leading up to Halloween.

Cashew Cacao Ghosts


  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 2 TBSP cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3 TBSP agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • optional: 100 mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)


  1. Pulse the cashews in a blender or food processor into a flour.
  2. If the cacao nibs are in large chunks pulse them into small pieces.
  3. Add all of the ingredients together into a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  4. On a piece of silpat or parchment roll the batter into rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Use a small cookie cutter in your desired shape. I found a small tulip one that could be used for the ghosts.
  6. Add the chocolate chips as eyes.
  7. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
  8. Makes approximately 50 tiny ghosts

p.s. I love the magic that Vegan MoFo creates each year. You just never know where your creativity will take you until you challenge it to come up with at least 20 different posts during the month of October. I’m excited for the six posts I have yet to share. I hope you’ll stick with me ’till the end. xo


  1. Abby @ Totes Delish
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 11:15 am

    How cute! (and delicious!)

    • Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you!

  2. moonsword
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    lol…I love these! Perfect for making with my little nephew. Many thanks!

    • Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      I hope he loves them!

  3. Mom
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Those are adorable! And I am sure very tasty too!

    • Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      The orange makes them pretty special.

  4. ameyfm
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    they look like little pacman ghosts! You are definitely the best fictional B&B operator ever!!! 🙂

    • Posted October 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Thank you! There will be little treats left by your bedside each time you visit.

  5. Posted October 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    You know what? I’m glad I never did the math about how many of those little chocolate chips I was actually delicately placing on the cookies so as to ensure the ghosts could see their way to our awaiting tastebuds. But actually, it wouldn’t have mattered, because I can’t think of any better way to spend an evening than standing in the kitchen with you, talking, laughing, and creating these (and other) treats.

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